Welsh Affairs Committee


The Committee carried out an inquiry into into the Government White Paper: Better Governance for Wales.

The  White Paper was  published by the Wales Office on 15 June 2005 and is available either from the Wales Office website at http://www.walesoffice.gov.uk/2005/better_governance_for_wales_report.pdf or from the Stationery Office Bookshops (telephone orders: 0870 600 5522).


The Committee’s First Report on The Government White Paper: Better Governance for Wales was  published on Tuesday 13 December 2005 (First Report, 2005-06, HC 551).


The Government Response to the First Report of the Committee (Session 2005-06): Government White Paper: Better Governance for Wales (HC 551) was published on Thursday 19 January 2006 (Third Special Report, 2005-06, HC 839).

The Report and Government Response are available on the Committee's website under Reports and Publications.


For further information or if you wish to receive a copy of the Report or Government Response, please call 020 7219 6189 or e-mail: welshcom@parliament.uk


Tuesday 18 October at the House of Commons (uncorrected) HC 551-i
Welsh Assembly Government and Wales Office Officials and Professor Richard Rawlings, Chair in Law, London School of Economics; Professor David Miers, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University;  Dr Roger Scully, Senior Lecturer in European Politics and Director of the Jean Monnet Centre for European Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Dr Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the Institute of Welsh Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Tuesday 25 October at the House of Commons (uncorrected) HC 551-ii
Rt Hon the Lord Richard, QC, Glyn Mathias, Commissioner for Wales, The Electoral Commission for Wales, and Kay Jenkins, Head of Office, The Electoral Commission for Wales

Monday 31 October at the National Assembly of Wales
(uncorrected) HC 551-iii
Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas Esq AM, Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales and Paul Silk, Clerk to the National Assembly for Wales

Thursday 10 November at the House of Commons (uncorrected) HC 551-iv
Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Secretary of State for Wales and Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan AM, First Minister for Wales

Press Notices

15/01/06 Publication of Government Response
12/12/05 Publication of Report
05/12/05 Publication of Report
28/10/05 Oral Evidence Session Announced
05/10/05 Oral Evidence Sessions Announced
21/07/05 Inquiry Announced